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St Patrick’s Primary thrilled to return

St Patrick’s Primary School principal Michael Bourne is ‘amazed’ by the positive mindsets of students, teachers and families returning back to school routines. As the Kilmore school welcomed back students in prep, grade one and...

Councils call for long-term kinder funding

The Municipal Association of Victoria has backed a call from the Council of Australian Governments to lock in long-term federal funding for kindergartens. Federal funding for kindergartens is currently given on a year-to-year basis under...

Students return to school

Students across the Mitchell Shire were among about 400,000 students across Victoria welcomed back to schools last week as part of a staged return to the classroom. While the vast majority of students have been...

Council facilities reopen

Mitchell Shire Council is starting to reopen its facilities, with the public able to return to libraries this week but leisure centres remain closed. With the State Government’s easing restrictions as of yesterday, all community...

Bullying tackled

By Steph McNicol - MACEDON Ranges Shire Council is calling for help from the Municipal Association of Victoria after the escalation of bullying allegations against councils statewide. Macedon Ranges Shire Mayor Janet Pearce said it was...

Schools debate ignites

By Evelyn Leckie -  MEADOWGLEN Primary School in Epping has been closed for three days this week as a teacher tested positive for COVID-19. Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said the school would shut from Monday to...

Childcare centres falling through cracks

By Evelyn Leckie Some childcare centre operators are questioning whether they can keep their doors open due to falling through the cracks of the Federal Government’s new plan to offer free childcare in the wake...

Victorian students to learn from home

Most Victorian students will be learning from home when Term 2 of the school year starts next week, while free internet access and laptops will be provided to students who need it the most. Premier...

Education options for Wallan

By Steph McNicol THE collaboration between GOTAFE and La Trobe University was celebrated at the official opening of the new Wallan campus for tertiary learning and re-training on Wednesday. Minister for Training, Skills and Higher Education...

Assumption college overseas trips on hold

By Evelyn Leckie ASSUMPTION College have cancelled their Italian study tour and a staff trip to Timor Leste as a precautionary measure to the coronavirus outbreak. Government health officials have advised anyone who has travelled to...